What You Need To Know About COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a severe, progressive disease. If you notice any new or worsening breathing problems, having an accurate diagnosis can help you start treatment sooner and slow progression of the problem. Symptoms Even in the early stages of COPD, the symptoms are bothersome, but they can be consistent with other health conditions. The most obvious symptom is breathlessness. This may occur regardless of physical activity. You may experience wheezing and tightness in your chest.